Peter Hurd’s focus is on multiple music styles for guitar and bass including Rhythm and Blues, Funk, Fusion, Jazz/Blues and Classic/Pop Rock. This gave him the versatility to be a first call studio session guitarist on the Hollywood, CA music scene. His list of credits for studio session work and live performance include: Rihanna, Leon Hendrix (Jimi Hendrix’s brother), bass player/producer Oskar Cartaya (Jennifer Lopez, Justin Timberlake, Spyro Gyra), Kevin Crab Trio and Travis Carlton (Larry Carlton’s son.) Peter developed his guitar/bass style while studying at the Musicians Institute GIT program under the supervision of Scott Henderson (Jean-Luc Ponty, Chick Corea, Weather Report, Joe Zawinul.) He cites Scott as his biggest influence as a professional instructor and musician.
A twelve year stint as a music instructor at both Delian Music and Musicians Depot in the greater Los Angeles area, firmly cemented this music teaching experience. He also spent time working in the AR and Music Publicity departments of several notable Record Labels in Los Angeles; while mentoring under the guidance of music business expert and drummer Bobby Borg (Warrant, Beggars and Thieves, UCLA, USC, Musicians Institute). With a thorough background and ability, Peter is well versed to teach, inspire and navigate the many avenues of the professional music instruction service. Peter returned to Ridgefield, CT (his home town) after 25 years in Hollywood, CA to teach at Guitar Hangar as a dedicated music professional. Peter teaches guitar, bass, ukulele, piano/keyboard and music business.